American Heart Association

Simple Science @Heart: How you spend your free time can lower risk for heart disease

Spending your free time plopped in front of the TV or computer? New research shows you may be able to lower your chances of heart disease by using just a small amount of that free time on simple physical activity such as brisk walking, riding a bike or even […]

Heart Trek Walk Across America Livestream Chat

Video streaming by UstreamColon Terrell, a heart attack survivor and retired banker from Raleigh, NC, is walking 3,000 miles across America on a journey he calls “Heart Trek USA”.

Colon is walking approximately 20 miles per day in hopes to raise awareness of our nation’s No. 1 killer, heart disease, […]

Weighing in on the Weight of the Nation

Twenty years ago, a cheeseburger was 257 calories. Today, it’s 590.

Yes, 590.

Try this one on for size: Twenty minutes of jogging burns off about one chocolate chip cookie.

We have a problem. Although for most, it’s no surprise.

I watched part one and part two of HBO’s new documentary, Weight of the […]

It’s American Stroke Month – Do you know the signs?

Brain researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor watched as her brain functions – motions, speech, self-awareness – shut down one by one as she had a massive stroke. Watch her astonishing story:

Did you know that a stroke occurs every 40 seconds? It’s the No. 4 cause of death and No. 1 […]